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Escondido develops ‘critical’ recycled water project

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido has approved initial plans for new recycled water and potable water reuse systems with the intention of securing a local, drought-proof water source for future generations.

Escondido settles campaign mailers lawsuit

ESCONDIDO — Finding that city officials may have violated state law, Escondido settled a lawsuit over campaign mailers the city created and distributed in Nov. 2012.

Escondido settles campaign mailers lawsuit

ESCONDIDO — Finding that city officials may have violated state law, Escondido settled a lawsuit over campaign mailers the city created and distributed in Nov. 2012.

Funding for Escondido library expansion uncertain

Funding for Escondido library expansion uncertain

ESCONDIDO — Although they rejected using reserve funds to advance the design and development of the city library expansion, City Council pledged their commitment to allocating future city funds and working to raise money for the library upgrade at its Oct. 16 meeting.

Severance of former Escondido Police Chief withheld

ESCONDIDO — Speaking publicly for the first time since his sudden retirement last year, former Escondido Chief of Police Jim Maher issued a statement claiming that he was forced to retire and that the city is withholding half of his severance payment.

Kirk Effinger: Who’s minding city’s pocketbook is real issue

While attending a small gathering the other day I had occasion to briefly visit with Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and, engaging in a bit of political small talk, asked him how he thought his reelection campaign was going.

Escondido Police Chief selected following department’s personnel turmoil

Escondido Police Chief selected following department’s personnel turmoil

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido selected a new police chief after about a year of turmoil within the police department involving an undisclosed personnel investigation, the mysterious early retirement of the former police chief, and police misconduct allegations.